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EtymologyEdit

There are three theories about its origin:

  • From Malay pepuah (curly (of hair)) for the natives of the island of New Guinea.
  • From Ternatean/Tidorean papo ua (not united; not coalesced), referring to the territory that geographically was far away from the Sultanate of Tidore (and thus not united).[1][2]
  • From Biak sup i papwa (the land below [the sunset]), referring to the islands west of the Bird's Head, as far as Halmahera.[3]

Proper nounEdit

Papua

  1. The southern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea, formerly administered as a separate territory to New Guinea.
  2. A province of Indonesia.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bilveer Singh (2008) Papua: geopolitics and the quest for nationhood[1], Transaction Publishers, →ISBN, page 26
  2. ^ Tarmidzy Thamrin (2001) Boven Digoel: lambang perlawanan terhadap kolonialisme[2] (in Indonesian), Ciscom-Cottage, page 424
  3. ^ Jason Macleod (2015) Merdeka and the Morning Star: Civil Resistance in West Papua[3], University of Queensland Press, →ISBN

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LatinEdit

Proper nounEdit

Papua f sg (genitive Papuae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Papua

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Papua
Genitive Papuae
Dative Papuae
Accusative Papuam
Ablative Papuā
Vocative Papua

SwahiliEdit

Proper nounEdit

Papua

  1. (uncommon) The southern part of what is now called Papua New Guinea (country in Oceania)
    Synonym: Guinea Mpya